O'Reilly Squeak book?

Alan Kay Alan.Kay at squeakland.org
Thu Apr 18 04:58:14 UTC 2002

Thanks Randall --

Well, I think that getting the right kind of book made will drive all 
the other stuff. It will drive the fixing and subsetting of Squeak 
for the "documented release", and it will be much easier to approach 
any publisher with an actual manuscript.




At 4:06 PM -0700 4/17/02, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>  >>>>> "Alan" == Alan Kay <Alan.Kay at squeakland.org> writes:
>Alan> Actually Mark, you would be at the top of my list to write and/or
>Alan> organize the new book in question. Another would be Randall Schwartz
>Alan> ... Or ...  heh heh ...
>or ('Randall Schwartz' copyWithoutIndex: 7) perhaps? :-)
>It's not the first time I've thought about a Squeak book.  My
>introduction to Smalltalk was running the -80 image at Tek on a
>Magnolia, and I still own a 4404 that'll run Tek Smalltalk (if it
>boots :) somewhere in my storage room (next to my Processor Technology
>Sol-20, no doubt :).
>I was approached last year about doing a Squeak book, and started
>putting some thought into it.  The problem is finding time in an
>already crazy schedule.
>But I'd certainly have an "in" with O'Reilly, if you needed it.
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